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How To Install A Key Fob Battery

If your key fob’s range has shrunk over time or your car is struggling to recognize its proximity, the key fob battery is probably struggling. If the buttons simply aren’t responding, it’s probably dead. You should only have to replace the battery every five years or so. And, thankfully, replacing the battery in your key […]

Tire Care and Safety: Replacing Old Tires

Replacing old tires can be a huge hassle. If you’re dealing with uneven front or rear tire wear, here are some things to keep in mind: Tire Care and Safety As the only point of contact between the road and your car, tires have a big impact on a vehicle’s overall health, handling, and safety. […]

The top three reasons cars breakdown… and how to prevent them.

Most people only see the mechanic when there’s a problem. They only stop by when they hear a noise when something feels off, or, worse, when they break down. This kind of unplanned, reactive maintenance has many costs that can be avoided with simple planning. Preventative maintenance extends car life, ensures your ride is safe […]

Why is there a bubble in my tire?

A sidewall bubble, like the one shown above, is a bulge protruding from the sidewall of the tire. This happens when air is leaking from the inside of the tire into the carcass or body of the tire. Common Causes The majority of bubbles are caused by impact damage. The tire has a small patch […]

Why A Good Set of Tires Is Crucial to Vehicle Performance

Tires are an often overlooked contributor to car performance, but they have a big impact on vehicle health and safety. As the only point of contact between the road and your car, they influence turn control, ability to break, even how smooth your ride is. To ensure your tires are in optimal driving condition, here are […]

Signs of Tire Damage: Irregular Wear

Irregular wear on tires can be indicative of a serious problem. There are several types of irregular wear. The most typical ones are heel and toe wear, one side wear, center wear, braking flat spots. Heel and Toe Wear Also called “saw-tooth” wear, this pattern is caused by normal usage with normal suspension settings. Cross-grooves […]